Xanterra Travel Collection – Death Valley

Actively Recruiting:
Yes

Position title :
Groundskeeper - Year Round - Oasis at Death Valley

Deadline to apply :
Applications accepted on rolling basis

Type of Position :
Staff (Full-Time)

Town, City, Park, etc :
Death Valley

Organization/Program Description :

Are you looking for an adventure, not just a place to work? A place where you can share stories of your travels with like-minded people who also enjoy exploring, hiking, camping, and seeing all there is to see? Perhaps you find yourself longing for solitude and peace. You can experience it all in Death Valley.

At the Oasis at Death Valley, we do more than just work. We make it a point to catch the sunset and sunrise from Zabriskie point as often as possible. We walk out to the middle of Badwater Basin to experience what it is like to stand at 282’ below sea level, then drive 2 hours west to find ourselves at Mt. Whitney, the tallest mountain in the U.S at 14,505’. The beauty of Titus Canyon is just an hour’s drive away, which offers a spectacular drive through mountains, a ghost town that you can walk through, and petroglyphs to view. Artist’s Palette is a 30-minute drive away and with many slot canyons to explore, you can easily spend the day hiking and discovering. Tent Camping is available in many areas of Death Valley.

We have activities on-site at the Oasis for you to enjoy as well. Our swimming pools are fed from local streams and are naturally warm, and there might not be anything more relaxing than to swim in the evening and enjoy the stars while you float. Our lush green golf course is a very contrasting and diverse ecosystem. Coyotes can often be seen on the prowl at dusk and heard howling before the sun rises. There are ponds full of fish and frogs, and walking paths with beautiful views of the Panamint Mountains.  Employees play for free and can rent clubs and/or carts.

We have more to offer than just a place to escape the cold. Check out the links below, and if you think Death Valley is a place you’d like to call home for a season or longer, submit an application today!

Position Description :

Under the supervision of the superintendent or assistant superintendent, maintain gardens and lawns. Caring for and cultivating foliage including planting, fertilizing, weeding, watering, trimming and pruning, soil conditioning, mulching, and applying pesticides. Ensuring pathways, stairs, outdoor seating and other structures are free of debris. Installing, repairing, and irrigation systems. Operating and maintaining garden and landscaping equipment.

Job Duties :

Operates lawn mowers and string trimmers in trimming greens, aprons, and tees and around trees. Edges cart paths, rakes, and maintains sand bunkers.

Sets tee markers and cups on greens daily; maintains ball washers; replaces tee towels and flags when needed; removes debris; sands and seeds tees and drop area divots.

Maintains fuel and fluid levels for all types of equipment on a daily basis; reports equipment problems or failure to the golf course mechanic.

Returns all equipment to the designated location at the maintenance facility, and cleans the maintenance area.

Under the direction of the superintendent or assistant superintendent, the groundkeeper marks the course for cart control weekly; moves cart control barriers, and replaces worn or lost ropes and signs.

Performs skilled and semi-skilled tasks in care and maintenance of golf course. May use the following machines: tractor, spreader, vertical-cutter, aerifier, top-dresser and trencher.
Performs other duties as directed by his/her supervisor.
All other duties as assigned.

Requirements :

Knowledge of lawn care and maintenance machinery.

Experience with all walking mowers and tractors.

Driving Company-owned Vehicles:
Company vehicles may include golf and utility carts and passenger vehicles. To be considered for this role, employees must be at least 18 years of age, possess a valid driver’s license, and must not have three or more moving violations within the last twelve months. Employees on temporary permits or probationary licenses will not be allowed to drive Company vehicles. Drivers may need to lift heavy objects and load them into their vehicles, requiring upper body strength and physical stamina. A minimum visual acuity of 20/50 (or corrected to 20/50) is required. The Company reserves the right to periodically check the driving records of all
operators of Company-owned rented or leased vehicles to ensure compliance with all applicable laws.

Physical Demands:
Must be able to lift 50 lbs. up to shoulder height.
Must be able to withstand working in extreme summer temperatures.
Must be able to work on feet for at least 8 hours per day.
Frequently required to climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, bend, twist, reach, and grasp.
Must be able to talk or hear, close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

Additional Benefits :

As an employee of the Oasis at Death Valley, you receive extremely discounted housing, breakfast, and lunch free, dinner is $4 in our Employee Dining Room, a generous benefits package for full-time employees, and discounts at our other Xanterra parks and properties.